Yaya Toure's new job confirmed

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Former Manchester City and Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure has officially made his first venture into the coaching arena.

As reported last month, Toure has been appointed as the new assistant coach for Ukrainian side Olimpik Donetsk, returning to the country and city where he once made his name with the now-defunct Metalurh Donetsk.

The 37-year-old had been without a club since leaving China League One side Qingdao Huanghai in January last year but spent the time obtaining his coaching badges in England, where he worked with Queens Park Rangers, Blackburn Rovers and the Professional Footballers' Association.

"It's great to be back in Ukraine to continue my coaching journey," the four-time African Footballer of the Year shared on his Twitter account. "Thank you to Olympic Donetsk for the wonderful welcome.

"I would like to also say thanks again to those who have helped me over the last year with building my coaching experience and qualifications. Chris Ramsey at QPR, Stuart Jones at Blackburn and Geoff Lomax at PFA - thank you all. I’m excited about the future."

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